KEY DECISION: Brothers Football Club president Mark Hennelly (left) welcomes new A grade coach Jason Connors.
KEY DECISION: Brothers Football Club president Mark Hennelly (left) welcomes new A grade coach Jason Connors. Contributed

Connors new Brothers coach for 2016

JASON Connors will take over as Brothers A grade rugby league coach for next season after the resignation of recently appointed David High.

Brothers Football Club president Mark Hennelly said he was disappointed to lose High, who cited business reasons for his departure.

"We were looking forward to working with David for the 2016 season,'' Hennelly said.

However, Hennelly said former club halfback Connors would guide Brothers first team in next year's Ipswich Rugby League competition.

Connors, 32, has a strong association with the Raceview-based football club, employed as a development officer.

Apart from co-ordinating the club's junior program in recent years, he's worked with schools having created a coaching DVD to help young players.

As a player, Connors has shared in Brothers grand final and premiership successes.

Hennelly said the appointment of Connors was well received by the committee and players.

"Jason is former captain and halfback of our first grade side, recently retiring as a result of long term injury,'' Hennelly said.

Returning as assistant coach is Wade Liddell, who has played more than 200 Queensland Cup games, as well as representing Scotland.

"Jason and Wade have a great working relationship and understanding,'' Hennelly said.

"They will bring a wealth of experience to the club and we all look forward to another great year for Brothers.''

Before being appointed Brothers' 2016 coach, High was coaching director at Valleys Diehards this year.

His unexpected withdrawal leaves one of the club's most experienced former players to set a new course in 2016.